Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Clean water and sanitation
Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all ,is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN in 2015.
The official wording is: “Ensure a healthy life and promote prosperity for all ages The goals cover and focus on various aspects of sustainable governance of water resources.
6.1 Ensuring by 2030 universal and equal access for all to safe drinking water at an affordable price.
6.2 Ensure, by 2030, access to appropriate sanitation and hygiene facilities for all and eliminate the practice of outdoor defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and vulnerable people.
6.3 Improving water quality by 2030 by reducing pollution, eliminating waste disposal and minimizing the release of hazardous chemicals and materials; halving the share of untreated wastewater and significantly increasing the recycling and safe reuse of water worldwide.
6.4 Significantly increase by 2030 the efficiency of water use in all sectors and areas of activity and ensure sustainable water abstraction and access to fresh water in order to address water scarcity and significantly reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.
6.5 Implement, by 2030, integrated water resources management at all levels, including through cross-border cooperation where appropriate.
6.6 Conservation and restoration by 2020 of water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
6.a Expand by 2030 international cooperation and support to developing countries for capacity building on water and sanitation activities and programs, including water collection, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling technologies and reuse.
6.b Support and enhance the involvement of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.